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Strategic Diversity Management, Understanding Multiculturalism and Inclusion

This research explores the intricacies of multiculturalism in an organization. It seeks to explain how multiculturalism affects an employee's ability to navigate being included in the workplace. The idea of diversity has evolved to also include secondary and tertiary dimensions not mentioned in the primary understanding of the protected classes traditional associated with diversity management. This research will examine how these expanded dimensions of diversity can be incorporated into strategic planning for diversity in a multicultural workforce. This study seeks to understand some of the reasons behind low diversity within an organization. Managers will be informed on how biases and judgments influence the work climate and can slow the effectiveness diversity training. Some of the theories and solutions regarding how to manage multiculturalism in the workplace will also be discussed.

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